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    Posted: March 06 2008 at 13:07
The Official PA Bio [by none other than my favorite ProgArchives Reviewer ]-

These guys knew how to have fun in the studio (faire RIPAILLE is to feast). They only managed one album on the very collectable Ballon Noir label and had almost completed a second one when their label went bankrupt. If not a commercial success, at least musically speaking was RIPAILLE a major gem that has now been re-released by Musea, with three bonus track of that second album that was never to be. Their music is definitely axed at medieval times telling a story of a old woman getting burned for sorcery (sounds familiar?), but the music is so well played and descriptive that you are riveted to your seat (provided you understand French of course until the end of the album. The music may remind you of GRYPHON or GENTLE GIANT, and is right up there in terms of artistic success. Recommended for a real good time and for something quite different from your ordinary prog.

: : : Hugues Chantraine, BELGIUM : : :


I'm increasingly drawn to music from European sources ...[ and BTW, increasingly drawn away from U.S. Rock bands. ] 

HC's review's are always dead-on target.  Here's another example of an overlooked group.

NOW...IF you're looking for music wherein :
- the drummer's stick never leaves the cymbals
- the music is electric guitar dominated
- the guitarist knows a total of 6 power chords...

THEN... move on to the next topic, you won't like it...

Sons merveilleux Clap



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 06 2008 at 13:15
Someone called Ripaille fans?
 
Love this album (though I don't think it's a masterpiece). Great tunes and wonderfully performed.
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 06 2008 at 15:32
Originally posted by avestin avestin wrote:

Someone called Ripaille fans?
 
Love this album (though I don't think it's a masterpiece). Great tunes and wonderfully performed.
 
 
 
Agreed.  Great album, but not 5 stars. 

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